UK Box Office Chart Weekend 2nd December 2016: Fantastic Beasts makes is 3 weeks at the top, Moana is highest new film
Robert Hyde |
7th December 2016 |
Although the anticipation for the new Disney film Moana is quite high its not enough to knock off the three time champion Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Fantastic Beast stays put at the top of the Uk box office for its third straight week with an amazing weekend gross of £4.4 million, this brings the films total gross to £37.8 million.
There should be one more weekend at the top for Beast before the Galaxy Far Far Away comes blasting in, but that should be enough to cement the film as one of the years top films.
The film still has a way to go before beating the lowest grossing Potter film which was 2004's Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban which made £45.6 million.
Highest new film of the week then come in at 2, Moana from Disney makes £2.2 million on its UK debut.
Compared to Frozen from Disney which came out at the same time of year in 2013 this is half its debut gross of £4.7 million hence we probably wont see this scaling those heights.
Also new this week is Sully at number 3 with £1.7 million, Pitbull. Niebezpieczne Kobiety at number 5 with £0.4 million, The Edge of Seventeen at 9 with £0.27 million and Bleed For This at number 10 with £0.25 million.
Highest total grossing movie this week is Fantastic beasts and longest run on the box office is Trolls which has been around now for 7 weeks.
A year ago
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 stayed at the top for a third weekend while the top new film was Christmas With The Coopers at number 5.
Five years ago
Arthur Christmas went to the top of the box office for the first time on its fourth week of release while Happy Feet Two was the top new film.
Ten years ago
Bond stayed at the top for a third week in Casino Royale while the top new film was Flushed Away at number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Spending a third week at the top was Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone while top new film was Zoolander at number 2.
Twenty years ago
The Long Kiss Goodnight was at the top on its debut weekend, it knocked The First Wives Club down to number 2.
Twenty five years ago
Point Break made it 2 weeks at the top while top new film was Hot Shots! at number 3.